She's found her 'Guiding Light'
Former soap star will talk
about faith at home and garden show
By LAUREN WILLIAMSON
Record Staff Writer
Thursday, March 2, 2006
HICKORY - Marcy Walker Smith has an
impressive acting resume - "All My Children," "Guiding Light,"
"Santa Barbara" and several made-for-TV movies.
But its her latest job thats
set the stage for her to be the featured guest at the 2006 Carolina Home and Garden Show.
Smith, 44, is director of
childrens ministries at Lake Forest Community Church in Cornelius.
She bid the soap opera world goodbye in
2004 and moved to Huntersville last August with her husband Douglas and their 16-year-old
Its a far cry from portraying a soap
opera character who was married and divorced multiple times, suffered a brain tumor that
pushed her over the edge and had the same taste in men as her vixen mother.
Smith will be at the show at 2 p.m. March
11 to talk about her new career and share ways to inspire children as they grow in their
"I would love to encourage
kids/parents that none of us are perfect, (not even those really pretty people on the
covers of magazines and in television shows) and that we could spend the rest of our lives
just trying to love our neighbor and not get it right," Smith said.
"So, you start with what you have.
"Relationship. A little time. Read a
book together. Laugh. Show your children what integrity is by keeping your promises as
much as you can. Invest your best - your best laughter, smiles, advice, words, gestures.
Parents really are a childs first look at a loving heavenly father."
The Carolina Home and Garden Show is
celebrating its 10th year. Hickory Mart Shows Executive Director Jamie Treadway said he
wanted elements of faith and family weaved into this years event.
The Carolina Home and Garden Show runs
from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 11 and noon to 6 p.m. March 12 at
the Hickory Metro Convention Center.
WANT TO GO?
What: Marcy Walker Smith shares
"A Complete Home: Faith and Your Family"
When: 2 p.m. March 11
Where: 2006 Carolina Home and Garden Show at the Hickory Metro Convention Center,
1960 Thirteenth Ave. Drive, SE
Cost: Adults $5, seniors $4
For more information: Call 324-8600.
| 322-4510 x5408 or 304-6915